All Creatures Great and Small

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At Heart 2 Heart this week the challenge is All Creatures Great and Small.  I decided to pull out a stamp set called Circus Birthday (B1533) from the Annual Inspirations catalog that I had never used.  It has some very cute creatures that I think fit this challenge perfectly!

I used the Some Kinda Wonderful paper collection to make this cute birthday card for a child, or a child at heart!  The cute little tiger image is colored with Shin Han markers.  I love how the black cardstock really sets off the vibrant colors of this paper collection.  Bet you just can’t help but smile!

Please stop over to the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog and see the other projects made by the Design Team about All Creatures Great and Small.  Then link up your own artwork for everyone to enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!   Laurie


Feeling Whimsy-cal at Heart 2 Heart!

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This week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges we are playing with the Whimsy Fundamentals collection!  I decided to make a Mother’s Day card since that holiday always seems to sneak up on me!  Besides Whimsy paper, I used several Thin Cuts–Hearts and “love” along with glitter paper and a sweet bow.

Check out the other design team projects using the Whimsy Fundamentals paper  at Heart 2 Heart!  You will be sure to find some great ideas.  Then link up your own artwork because we love it when you share!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make today fabulous!   Laurie


It’s Tea Time at Heart 2 Heart!

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It’s Tea Time this week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges!  It’s the perfect challenge to spotlight the March Stamp of the Month called “Tea-riffic”.  I decided to pair it up with the cute Sugar Rush paper collection and then wanted to make something different than a regular card.  So I looked on You Tube for some tutorials on making a tea bag holder–there sure are lots of them!!  What do you think?

Along with the Tea-riffic Stamp of the Month, I used the Sugar Rush Cardmaking Thin Cut Bundle (includes stamps and coordinating Thin Cuts both–25% off this month) for the cute donut that keeps the teabag holder closed.

The tea bag holder is made so that it can stand up by itself.  I have a friend who loves to drink tea and I think this will make the perfect little birthday treat for her!

Please stop by Heart 2 Heart Challenges and check out the other Tea Time projects that the design team created this week.  Then link up your own projects so we can all be inspired!

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Thanks so much for stopping by my little corner of the paper crafting world today!   Laurie


Tool Time at Heart 2 Heart!

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This is my week to host the challenge at Heart 2 Heart–TOOL TIME!  You are invited to use a Close To My Heart crafting tools to create a project.  Think embossing folders, Thin Cuts, border punches and more!

I used my Cuttlebug and two different tools to create my project–embossing folders and Thin Cuts.  It’s hard to see in the photo, but the blue background was embossed with the Wood Slats folder.  I also used Thin Cuts to make the wreath and the word “hello”.  The paper is from the Sugar Rush paper collection from Close To My Heart.

I use so many crafting tools when I head to my craft room and I bet you do too!  Now it’s time to get out your own crafting tool box and create!  Be sure to share with us at Heart 2 Heart.  We love to see what you make!

Happy Monday!   Laurie


Mix and Match at Heart 2 Heart!

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The Heart 2 Heart challenge this week is Mix and Match!  We were asked to design a project using papers from different paper collections.  I chose to use Hello Lovely and Uptown Fundamentals for these beautiful beach photos of my son and his family right before their second son was born.

I love how the gold foil striped paper from Uptown Fundamentals adds a little bling and elegance to the subtle colors of the Hello Lovely papers.  Plus the Sea Glass print perfectly matched the color of the ocean in the photos!

Please head over to Heart 2 Heart Challenges to see the Mix and Match projects made the rest of the Ruby Design Team.  Then be sure to share your own artwork for everyone to enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you all have an awesome week!   Laurie


Heart 2 Heart Challenge–Black and White

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I am pleased to host the challenge this week at Heart 2 Heart.  It’s a Black and White Tuxedo theme!  I have always loved the simple elegance that a black and white color palette can give to a project and this was no exception.  I created an all occasion card using the Hello Lovely Day to Day scrapbooking stamp set for the rose and leaves and the “hello” Thin Cut for my sentiment.

To embellish the Black and White Daisy cardstock card, I embossed the background panel with a vertical stripes embossing folder (now only available on Clearance), Black and White Shimmer Trim and cut the “hello” from black glitter paper.

Please take a look at the other stunning black and white projects created by the Heart 2 Heart Design team.  Then join in the fun, create your own artwork and share with us!  We really love to see what you all come up with!

Thanks for stopping by today!  If you need any of the supplies I used for this project, please shop HERE!


Fall in Love with Sugar Rush!

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This week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges, we were asked to create a project with a Falling in Love theme.  Well, since Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, I decided to make a traditional Love card for someone special.  However, I also have a secret love–the Sugar Rush paper collection!!  There is just something about Pomegranate with Sea Glass and a sprinkle of Whisper and Blossom that is hard for me to resist!!  And a second secret love I have is embossing folders, so I had to use a variety of those too!

You can find all the supplies I used to make this card HERE.

Please stop by Heart 2 Heart Challenges and you can Fall in Love with the other fabulous design team projects.  Be sure to share your projects with us too–we love to see your artwork!

Thanks for stopping today–spread lots of sunshine!   Laurie